Looking back to the Eggdrop Contest 2014

At the 7th of June 2014 our 5. Eggdrop Contest took place. This time it was part of the Campusfest. 9 teams had set themselves to the task of building an Eggdropper which is a construction to protect a raw egg from breaking while falling freely from a height of 20 meters onto the ground. At the end four of the nine teams succeeded.

To lift the Eggdroppers into the air a turntable ladder was used which was provided by the volunteer fire department of Passau.

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The scoring did not only include the state of the eggs but also how far away from a defined point the Eggdropper landed and the creativity put into the construction. It was no surprise that the winner was a complex and extraordinary Eggdropper named  "Hello-Kitty-Chainsaw-Massacre".

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The team consisting of student firefighters scored the second place.

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Every participating team won a gift certificate provided by several bars and restaurants in Passau.

We thank the fire department for their support and to all participants: enjoy your meal!